Celestial Sphere: Music for Marimba and Flut
Jun
9
5:00 PM17:00

Celestial Sphere: Music for Marimba and Flut

Described as a meteoric talent by Musical America, percussionist Ian David Rosenbaum joins forces with flutist Linda Chesis for a spellbinding program drawing on sounds inspired by the Balinese gamelan, a Japanese shakuhachi, a barking dog, tangos and the celestial sphere. Featuring works by Andy Akiho, Gareth Farr, David Crowell, and Paola Prestini, interspersed with much-loved pieces by Piazzolla and Bach.

https://www.cooperstownmusicfest.org/ian-david-rosenbaum

PLEASE JOIN US FOR COCKTAILS AND CONVERSATIONS WITH THE MUSICIANS FOLLOWING THE PERFORMANCE AT COOPERSTOWN BEVERAGE EXCHANGE - 73 MAIN STREET (CASH BAR).

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Bill Charlap Trio
Aug
4
7:30 PM19:30

Bill Charlap Trio

“Bill Charlap approaches a song the way a lover approaches his beloved…no matter how imaginative or surprising his take on a song is, he invariably zeroes in on its essence.” - TIME Magazine

Join us for an evening with one of the world’s premier jazz ensembles, led by one of the foremost interpreters of American popular song, pianist Bill Charlap. Joined by bassist Peter Washington and drummer Kenny Washington, this GRAMMY Award-nominated trio can often be found playing at top jazz clubs like Birdland, the Village Vanguard, and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, and now they are bringing their formidable artistry and infectious chemistry to CSMF.

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Rachel Barton Pine, violin: American Traditions
Aug
11
4:00 PM16:00

Rachel Barton Pine, violin: American Traditions

American violinist Rachel Barton Pine is “an exciting, boundary-defying performer” - Washington Post

Rachel Barton Pine presents a classical celebration of the violin's American folk music roots. Beginning with the European dance music of early immigrants – a Bach Partita and a traditional Scottish medley - the sound transforms into a uniquely American style thanks to the influence of African-American music-making.

Four of the featured composers are celebrated fiddlers: Mark O'Connor, Darol Anger, Bruce Molsky, and David Wallace. Each has composed infectious concert music blending classical and American traditional music, blurring the line between the violin and the fiddle.

Black composers from America and Europe are also front and center: Noel da Costa, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson, and Daniel Bernard Roumain. The program ends with a famous and thrilling set of Paganini-style virtuoso variations on the quintessentially American tune “Yankee Doodle.”

The performance is in conjunction with the PERFECT HARMONY: THE MUSICAL ART & LIFE OF WILLIAM SIDNEY MOUNT at the Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown. www.fenimoreartmuseum.org/future-exhibitions/perfect-harmony

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Slavic Serenade: Lysander Trio with Linda Chesis, flute
Aug
18
7:30 PM19:30

Slavic Serenade: Lysander Trio with Linda Chesis, flute

LYSANDER PIANO TRIO

Itamar Zorman, violin
Michael Katz, cello
Liza Stepanova, piano
with Linda Chesis, flute

“…the ensemble’s unanimity of approach — vivid engagement carried by soaring, ripely Romantic playing — proved quite splendid.” - The Washington Post


Program
Rachmaninoff - Trio Elegiac No. 1
Martinu - Trio for Flute, Cello and Piano
Dvorak - Piano Trio in F Minor, op. 65

The Lysander Trio, praised by the Strad for its “incredible ensemble… imaginative ideas and wide palette of colours” and joined by Festival Artistic Director Linda Chesis, flute, will bring their passionate playing and inventive artistry to the interpretation of gems of the Czech and Russian repertoire in a program featuring works by Rachmaninoff, Martinu, and Dvorak. 

This performance is sponsored by NBT Bank.

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Baroque Masterworks
Aug
25
7:30 PM19:30

Baroque Masterworks

Music of the Baroque period continues to captivate audiences more than 300 years later. Experience for yourself the vibrancy of this music by joining CSMF Festival Artists for a jubilant exploration of some of the best-loved Baroque masterworks including Bach’s Orchestral Suite No. 2, Pachelbel’s Canon and Gigue, and a Corelli Concerto Grosso. 

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Life of Birds
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

Life of Birds

From cuckoos to blackbirds, nightingales to goldfinches, composers have been fascinated by birdsong dating back to the 14th century. For the Birds features composers whose works were inspired by avians, imitate specific birdsongs and/or include sound recordings and videos of actual birds in nature such as Robert Sirota’s Birds of Paradise. This performance will also include the world premiere of a new arrangement by Sirota of The Beatles’ classic ‘Blackbird.’ Performers include Linda Chesis, flute, and Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano.

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Conversations: Music for Oboe, Flute and Strings
May
18
5:00 PM17:00

Conversations: Music for Oboe, Flute and Strings

Take a tour of chamber music masterworks from classical Vienna to 1920’s London and mid-century Buenos Aires. Festival Artist Director flutist Linda Chesis joins some of New York’s pre-eminent chamber musicians, including oboist extraordinaire  James Austin Smith, Anna Elashvili, violin, Melissa Reardon, viola and Mihai Marica, cello for musical conversations in a program with works by Mozart, Sussmayr, Ginastera, Bliss and Schubert.

Program:
Mozart - Oboe Quartet, K.370
Schubert - Trio in Bb Major, D, 471 
Bliss - Conversations for flute, oboe and string trio
Ginestera - Duo for flute and oboe
Sussmayr – Quintet for flute, oboe and strings

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